After you watch this video regarding this young boy’s delayed reaction to taking a bite of a peanut product, you might understand why doctors say do not delay giving epinephrine. My children’s allergist instructs us that if an allergen has been digested, give epinephrine (an EpiPen® auto-injector or Auvi-Q® auto-injector) immediately, even if no symptoms are presenting…yet. Just for grins, ask your doctor about when to give epinephrine and what is the down side of delaying the medication. This story ended well, but not with this boy almost dying.
These parents are saving lives by sharing this story with us. Lessons learned help us all.